Quiles & Cloud

Quiles & Cloud

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandAmericanaFolk

Harmony-driven, modern acoustic music.

Biography

About The Band

"With two guitars and two voices, San Francisco-based Quiles & Cloud weave together modern folk songs with a symphonic elegance." - FreshGrass Festival

“Quiles & Cloud create songs that are scenes of life sung in soft spoken harmonies. Somewhere between Nora Jones, Iron & Wine, and The Civil Wars. Their music takes you on a journey haunted with memories.” - Cookie Marenco, Grammy Nominated Producer

From humble beginnings on the streets of San Francisco, to hundreds of concerts across thousands of miles over land and sea; Quiles & Cloud build upon the timeless blend of storytelling, vocal harmony and acoustic instruments, creating their own unique blend of modern Americana.

Quiles & Cloud are; Maria Quiles (Voice, Guitar), Rory Cloud (Voice, Guitar) and Oscar Westesson (Voice, Upright Bass).


About The Albums

'Long Time Coming' - 2012 Recorded with Grammy winning engineer Steve Horowitz. The album features an intimate collection of duo performances, tracked live at Space Hatch Studios in Oakland, CA.

'Seminole Star' - 2014  Recorded live to 2″ tape at OTR Studios in Belmont, CA with 5-time Grammy nominated producer Cookie Marenco. The album features; Maria Quiles & Rory Cloud on vocals and guitar, Oscar Westesson on upright bass, Julian Müller & Megan Slankard on backing vocals, and Irene Sazor on violin.

'Beyond The Rain' - 2016 Quiles & Cloud's debut release on Compass Records. Recorded live at Compass Sound Studio in Nashville, TN. Produced by Grammy-winning banjoist and Compass co-founder Alison Brown.


A Note From The Artist

We (Maria Quiles & Rory Cloud) tour the country with our two weathered guitars and a killer microphone in an old VW Golf. The Golf is our third vehicle for the job since 2012 thanks to the joys and mishaps of full-time road life. Forrest VanGolf (that's the Golf's name) is a trooper though, and we love his guts.

When we can, we bring along upright bassist extraordinaire Oscar Westesson on our adventures. However, his bass does not always get along with Forrest so we generally have to keep them separated. The truth is, Forrest is a bit intimidated the the size of the bass and is generally more comfortable with our standard-size acoustic guitars and the occasional fiddle.

Maria writes most of our lyrics, though Rory is always there when a line needs new vowels or a chord needs more dissonance. There's also space when it needs to be there. We like balance.

The best way to describe our sound is by sending you to our website (http://quilesandcloud.com/) where you can listen to lots of it for free. You can also purchase/download our first two albums throughout the online music retail universe. For those that are unfamiliar, that would be the universe of the iTunes, Amazons and their close but estranged relatives, the Spotifys.